Wapello County

Wapello County, Iowa

101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (641) 683-0060
Fax: (641) 683-0064

In south-central IA; established Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Wapello (1787-1842), a Fox Indian chief who figured prominently in the signing of several treaties. Variously translated as 'light,' 'dawn,' and 'he of the morning.' It may be just a birth-time designation, for which the last translation would be correct

Area (sq mi):: 435.98 (land 431.81; water 4.17) Population per square mile: 83.30
Population 2005: 35,965 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.20%; 1990-2000 1.00% Population 2000: 36,051 (White 95.30%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,500; median household $32,188; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,636-$24,663
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ottumwa County seat (24,680)

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    As the largest employer in Wapello County, Cargill has more than 2,400 team members at its Ottumwa facility.
    The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals that will enable the Department of Human Services (Agency), in collaboration with the Juvenile Court Services for the Eighth Judicial District (JCS) and Mahaska Wapello Decategorization Project to select the most qualified contractor to continue to provide life skills services for Hispanic youth and their families primarily residing in Mahaska County and Wapello County.
    Following a successful full-scale validation test on a unit consisting of two panels with three types of connections under laboratory conditions, the waffle deck was installed successfully on a replacement bridge in Wapello County, Iowa," they write.
    Wapello County Supervisor Jerry Lee Parker, who was included in the probe, pleaded guilty of bookmaking.
    nivalis found in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) pellet collected in Wapello County, Iowa, represent a tenuous closer record (Scott, 1939).
    The Ottumwa practice, located in Wapello County, is one out of 16 Aspen Dental-branded locations in Iowa, a state where 65 out of 99 counties (including Wapello County) have dental health professional shortage areas as designated by the U.
    Wapello County announced that the supervisors approved a low enforcement service contract between the County and the city of Eddyville.
    The first domestic highway structure to use UHPC was the Mars Hill Bridge in Wapello County, Iowa (2006)--a simple, singles-pan structure with precast/prestressed girders and cast-in-place deck.
    OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) -- A former Indian Hills Community College student from Wapello County has died, apparently of bacterial meningitis, local and state health officials said.
    Representing Wapello County and Ottumwa, the Ottumwa Area Development Corporation (OADC) provides economic and industrial development services for existing and new primary employers.
    OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Wapello County officials have won a $600,000 federal grant to help build a bioprocess technician training center near Eddyville.
    Wapello County (IA), $17,005,000 (Ottumwa Regional Health Center) variable-rate demand refunding revenue bonds, series 2006 (insured: Radian Asset Assurance Inc.